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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Square One Teen Theatre Opens July 8

Noel Coward Classic "Blithe Spirit" Runs July 8-9 in Stratford

 The Square One Teen Theatre is back again with a hilarious comedy of ghostly proportions! Picking up and expanding from last summer's reading series, the youth theatre branch of Stratford's Square One Theatre Company will present Noel Coward's classic comedy, "Blithe Spirit" for three performances on July 8-9 at the Stratford Theatre.

One of Coward's most popular comedies, "Blithe Spirit" concerns middle-aged novelist Charles Condomine (Michael Brelsford), who holds a séance with eccentric medium, Madame Arcati (Kelsey Guggenheim) in order to gather research for his new book. However, as the night progresses, Condomine finds that the daffy Arcati unwittingly summoned his deceased wife Elvira (Katie Kirtland).  Only visible to Charles, Elvira makes continued attempts to pick up right where she left off with him seven years prior, much to the dismay of his current wife, Ruth (Tory Tallberg). The all-teen cast for the production also includes Jillian Valle, Brendan Rooney and Katie Freddino.   It is directed by Jason Nolan. 

"Blithe Spirit will be performed at the Stratford Theatre on Friday, July 8 at 8 pm and Saturday, July 9 at 2 and 8 pm.   Tickets are $10 with discounts for students, seniors and current Square One Theatre subscribers at $7.  To reserve tickets, email your name, desired show date and number of tickets to or call: 203.650.2578.   Tickets are also available at the door.

The Stratford Theater (home base for the Square One Theatre Company) is located at 2422 Main Street in Stratford Center.  Major sponsors for the Square One Teen Theatre are Milford Bank and RevitalArts.

In the photo:  Performing in "Blithe Spirit" is (l-r): Jillian Valle (Stratford), Katie Kirtland (North Haven), Michael Brelsford (Stratford), Kelsey Guggenheim (Stratford) and Brendan Rooney (Stratford).

Editor's note: All information in this post was contributed. It is unedited here.


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